"Anything is good if it's made of chocolate."-Jo Brand
After all the shopping/wrapping/traveling, it may just officially be time to start enjoying the holidays. For me, the transition from holiday madness to holiday R&R starts with some Christmas baking. So, continuing with the celebration of the great pumpkin, I gave pumpkin swirl brownies a try. The recipe I used was adapted from this Martha Stewart recipe. Pumpkin and chocolate may seem like an odd combination but when combined in these brownies, they are surprisingly tasty. Who would have guessed it? What other fabulous combinations are we missing out on?
You have probably figured out by now, that my brownies did not quite swirl as Martha's and Smitten Kitchen's. So, I'll opt to call my version pumpkin fudge brownies. So, in classic "do as I say and not as I bake", make sure you get your knife all the way to the bottom of the pan when mixing the pumpkin and fudge batter and really give it a good swirl. But honestly if you end up with more of a layered version like mine, they are still delicious brownies. I also added hazelnuts which gave it the perfect crunch and flavor.
Happy baking and may your Christmas be very merry. Happy Holidays!
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